InBlack wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 10:48: LOL @ Hobbit's length. How exactly did he manage to squeeze three movies out of that book is beyond me. Although with Legolas on board (who never made one appearance in Tolkien's Hobbit) maybe there is going to be some hot elven sex scenes and shit. Yeah! Right on!
In any case we are all going to go and watch it regardless.
Appendices. That is how they made 3 movies out of it. Still might be a stretch/money grab...but that is where the material is coming from in addition to the book. (at least that is what I remember reading in an interview with Jackson about a year ago)
I heard that and when I did I felt instantly assured that this could work. Tolkien wrote some ridiculously deep backstory into his Middle Earth universe, some of which sounded so interesting that they sounded like they could have been books unto themselves.
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